Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Anyone for bingo?

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a good week. I've had an awful few days so this post nearly didn't make it! Spent 7 hours in A&E with my Mum on Friday night eventually getting home at 2.30am! Doctors think she either had a bad reaction to her chemo infusion on Friday and/or she had a mini stroke. She's had to come off all her chemo til she sees the oncologist on Monday and we are awaiting an appointment at the mini stroke clinic. I've had to watch her like a hawk over the last few days. I've not really slept that well and am exhausted.

Anyhow, enough of my doom and gloom... and onto some cards.....

The challenge over at Anything Goes this fortnight is to use our Bingo Board and I made a card for my friend's little girl who will be 1. I loved this challenge- such a fab idea and really challenging cos I wanted to use little extras which meant I'd filled up an extra 1 or 2 boxes!! I decided to go straight across the middle of the board and used buttons, flowers and charms.

Image is of course Magnolia- such a cutie. I coloured her with lyra and watercolour pencils and added copious amounts of Stickles!! Papers are by Papermania. I added some lovely gold embossed swirls around the edges of the card (I was going to use a Sizzix swirl, then realised I couldn't!!) I made the flowers using my Die-namics die.

Hope you will join us in the challenge this week, it's such a fun one and have a look at the rest of the DT's work- it's AMAZING this week!! Such a group of talented ladies and we've all got a different style which makes it so much more interesting to look at!!

Don't forget you can buy your Magnolias and lots of other crafting goodness from The Craft Den!

I'd like to enter this into:
Stamp with fun- green and pink
Sentimental Sundays- handmade flowers
Cutie Sunday- butterflies
Daring Cardmakers- darlin' bugs of May

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Magnolia, Stamping Bella, Inkadinkado); Papers (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Lyra and watercolour pencils; Copics; Charm; Sewing machine; button; felt; Die-namics die; Leaf (Prima)

I made this for the challenge over at Stamping Bella which this week is a sketch. I used Barbella for a friend's birthday card. She's a gym bunny so I thought it was rather apt. I coloured with watercolour and lyra pencils. As you can see the sketch was quite simple so I kept the image quite simple by just adding some coloured pearls. Sentiment is Papertrey Ink and Paper by My Mind's Eye.

I'd like to enter this for:
Stamp Something- anything goes

Usual close up! I coloured her outfit to look like Adidas stuff!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella, Papertrey Ink); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Paper (MME); Assorted cardstock; Pearls; Ribbon


Cheryl said...

morning hun oh so sorry to hear,about your mum hun oh take it easy bless you.
As for your cards hun they are just stunning adore the bingo card,you did,brilliant colors and such beautiful detail on both cards hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Amy Tidd said...

I love your cute as a button card! The flowers are lovely!!


Katy said...

hi honey...so sorry to hear about your mum...how are you both now? love love your cards hun...love the detail on them both :)


Nadine said...


wunderschön, da stimmt einfach

Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Cutie Sunday.

Lg Nadine

Ebru Vatansever said...

Girl, you rocked both cards !!! Your coloring is gorguss and your interpretation of the sketch was perfect !!

Lythan said...

beautiful cards. I love the sheer butterfly and the felt flowers on the first card and the second is so stylish. Thanks for joining in with the Darlin' Bugs of may challenge on Daring Cardmakers this week:)
And I hope your mum makes a good recovery

Lynne said...

Two beutiful cards Steph. Love the flowers on the first one. Lynne xx

Tameko said...

Both cards are beautiful. Your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week.

mamaluke said...

Beautiful card, such subtle colours. Sorry to hear of your mums troubles. I'm sure she really appreciates having such a caring daughter.

Uhooi said...

Waw, this card is beautiful, creative and sweet,


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday.....


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Steph, wonderful cards sorry to hear about your Mum.. Hugs

Julie Halls said...

Your gym bunny card is brilliant! I know a few poeple who that would be very appropriate for :O)

Julie x

Lynda said...

Two fabulous cards - thanks for sharing your cute as a button one with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

glitterangel said...

Hope your mum is better.
Love that cute as a button card, the colouring is fantastic.

sandra said...

Beautiful cards, Hope your mum is ok. Love Sandra x

papertrails leaver said...

great cards! I love the Adidas outfit! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Antoinette said...

Hello Steph, I hope both you and your mum are OK! I was sorry to hear your news. As for your cards, they are AMAZING! The flowers on your bingo cards are so unique, they look so real! Beautiful! Loving the details on both of your cards. Hugs Annie xXx

Crafty Cath said...

Sorry to hear about your ordeal with your Mum. I'll keep you both in my prayers. I'm glad you found the time to create again this week though...your card is wonderful. My daughter is into fitness training and I've never noticed this stamp before. Hmpf! She'd fall head over heels over the colors you chose too!

Deb.x said...

Hey Steph - your AG card is ADORABLE! I can't tell you how much I love that image too cute! Love the colours on the SB make too.